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boraberkanalkan Jul 29, 2014 01:06 PM
I am wrinting this from Turkey. I am in holiday at Yakakent/Samsun. 5 weeks ago,a deepper dredger came to dig our coast. But this deepper dredger has broken and it didn't work. Now our summer holiday will and few days later. I don't care this cause here is not healty place now. This deepper dregger is draining oil to our coast and our drinking water and also our sea. It is going to be more unhealtful place. We said this situatin to our municipality and ministry of environment but they didn't care about this situation. They only said that the deepper dredger wasn't damagging. I want your help to warn our municipality. Thanks for your help and your interest.
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EEA Jul 30, 2014 02:24 PM
The European Environment Agency has no legal mandate for providing legal or technical assistance for legal complaints and no powers of investigation related to the allegations in your e-mail.

Under the Treaty establishing the European Community, the European Commission is responsible for ensuring that Community law is correctly applied. Anyone may lodge a complaint with the Commission against a Member State about any measure, which is considered to be incompatible with Community law. To be admissible a complaint has to relate to an infringement of Community law by a Member State.

Turkey as an EU candidate country, and not an EU Member State. The Commission can, thus, not launch infringement proceedings against Turkey. The Commission may however, follow up on matters where there appears to be an incoherence with commitments made during accession negotiations, or on more general actions that are not compatible with the status of a candidate country.

You can contact the European Commission DG Environment here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/contact/contact_en.htm